February 25, 1942


Mr. WINKLER; 1. Are precautions contemplated or have they been taken, to prevent destruction by fire of the historic east and west blocks in the group of government buildings at Ottawa? 2. Has an estimate been made of the cost of installing a sprinkler system in those buildings? 3. If so, what is the amount?


LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Transport; Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. The east and west blocks are protected by the May-Oatway fire detector system which is connected to the city fire alarm system. In addition there are stand pipes with hose racks, fire pumps and also portable chemical fire extinguishers.

2. No.

3. Answered by No. 2.

1941 VICTORY LOAN

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Subtopic:   EAST AND WEST BLOCKS, OTTAWA-FIRE PROTECTION
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SC

Mr. QUELCH:

Social Credit

1. What amount was loaned by the chartered banks to individuals and corporations for the purchase of victory bonds in 1941?

2. What -amount has been loaned to individuals and corporations on the security of Victory bonds purchased in 1941?

3. What rate of interest was charged on these loans?

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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. It is understood that loans made by the chartered banks to finance the purchase of victory loan bonds by individuals, corporations and other bodies, totalled $135,978,539 on June 30, 1941.

2. No information other than given in No. 1.

3. For a period of six months subsequent to June 15, 1941, the rate of interest charged on such loans was equal to the coupon rate received in the victory bonds. -

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Subtopic:   EAST AND WEST BLOCKS, OTTAWA-FIRE PROTECTION
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-ANNUAL REPORT

NAT

Robert Henry McGregor

National Government

Mr. McGREGOR:

[DOT]

1. On what date did the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police complete the annual report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the year ended March 31 1941 ?

2. On what date was the said report transmitted by the Minister of Justice to His Excellency .the Governor General?

3. On what date was the said report sent to the king's printer for printing?

4. On what date was the printing and binding of the said report completed?

5. On what date was the said report laid on the table of -the House of Commons?

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-ANNUAL REPORT
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Mr. St. LAURENT:

1. On account of pressure of other work, the report was not completed until August 16, 1941.

2. This action is not usually taken.

3. English edition, August 18, 1941. French edition, October 20, 1941.

4. English edition, October 16, 1941. French edition, December 19, 1941.

5. February 12, 1942, both editions.

Motions for Papers

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-ANNUAL REPORT
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

NATIONAL RESOURCES MOBILIZATION ACT- MEDICAL BOARDS

LIB

Charles Eugène Parent

Liberal

Mr. PARENT:

What is the number of young men of 21, 22, 23 and 24 years of age who were called before a medical board under the provisions of the National Resources Mobilization Act, 1940, in the following districts: (a) London, (b)

Toronto, (c) Kingston, (d) head of the lakes,

(e) Montreal, (f) Quebec, (g) Halifax, (h) New Brunswick, (i) Prince Edward Island, (j) Manitoba, (k) British Columbia, (1) Saskatchewan, (m) Alberta?

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WEYBURN, SASK.., AIRPORT

CCF

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. What is the total amount for which commitments have been made in respect to the construction of the airport at Weyburn, Saskatchewan ?

2. What is the total estimated cost of this project?

3. From what person or persons was the land purchased as a site for said airport?

4. What is the legal description of each piece of land purchased or leased and how much was paid for each parcel of land?

MOTIONS FOR PAPERS 1941 VICTORY LOAN Mr. CHURCH:

For a return showing a breakdown of the details given in a return, November 12, _ 1941, in connection with the sale of the 1941 victory loan, as follows:-

Preparation and distribution of

bonds $ 363,921 86

Administration expenses:

Salaries $149,881 67

Travelling expenses.. 285,038 37 Stationery and office

supplies 160,673 25

Rental of office space 29,006 77 Sundry expenses, including postage, telephone, telegraph,

etc 145,226 24

769,826 30

Publicity expenses:

Newspaper and magazine 'advertising.... 476,677 00 Posters, including billboard posters and

posting

79,565 83Radio'advertising.. .. 86,618 17

Local advertising.... 160,888 13

Other publicity 254,319 85

1,058,068 98

Commissions to individual canvassers on general subscriptions. 1,551,713 80 Remuneration to banks, trust and loan companies-service fee for handling and delivering bonds... 1,750,000 00

Remuneration to investment dealers and stockbrokers re pooled subscriptions

3,293,040 00Total $8,786,570 94

The said return to show the details of each of the main items set out aforesaid.

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

The hon. gentleman has written me about this notice and has kindly consented to allow me some discretion as to the items which will be broken down. I am quite content to have it passed on the understanding that information which it has never been considered in accord with the public interest to disclose shall not be disclosed. That applies to some of the items.

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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

I have no idea of interfering with anything. This motion was called three times when I was away. Perhaps I might say a few words about it.

My idea in bringing this up last November was in regard to past loans. I thought the chartered banks, the Bank of Canada, the post offices and other departments could effect a great economy. I think the government might well pass it, and break it down after, if that is satisfactory. If not, it can be dropped, and I will bring it up again after the present loan is over.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I assume that the hon. member for Broadview (Mr. Church) did not hear the statement of the Minister of Finance. Could not a return be brought down subject to the reservation stated by the minister? I have an idea that the hon. member thinks the introduction of this question at the moment, and the bringing down of a return based thereon, might be detrimental to the present loan, and of course he would like to avoid that. However, I should like to see some of this information brought down, though certainly I would not want it done at the expense of the present loan, if the minister thinks it might have that effect. But could it not be passed, with the understanding that the minister will use his own discretion as to what he shall bring down?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

It seemed to be the feeling of some of my colleagues at least that it would be undesirable to pass this motion now, and the hon. gentleman offered to let it drop. If he wants to put it on the order paper again, however, I can give him some of this information. Some of it I cannot give; some it would be most undesirable to give. For instance, there were some seventeen thousand canvassers in the last loan, and it would be an impossible task, and undesirable, to say what each one of them received.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I agree.

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

I think it would be desirable to let the motion drop now. In the meantime I will confer with the hon. member, and perhaps he and I can frame a motion that will bring down the information he desires.

Prince Edward Island Ferry

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Subtopic:   WEYBURN, SASK.., AIRPORT
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DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS-AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

For a copy of all orders in council, reports and other documents in tile possession of the government relative to the defence of Canada regulations. Also a copy of all correspondence exchanged with the provinces relative to the enforcement of blackouts, covered by section 35 of the defence of Canada rules and regulations, as well as a copy of the order in council delegating this authority to provincial attorneys general instead of to the district military authorities.

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Subtopic:   DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS-AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS
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February 25, 1942